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Conviction and fine after maintenance worker crushed - 21.6.21

An employee at a food manufacturer suffered a traumatic incident undertaking maintenance work while a machine was in operation, resulting in the company being convicted and fined $125,000. The Dandenong Magistrates Court heard that in January 2019, the worker crawled under a conveyor in a large warming chamber used to... Read more.

Apprentice mechanic Gabe Rea-Bucknall’s push for workplace safety after losing part of his fingers - 15.6.21

A teenage apprentice mechanic and musician who lost parts of three fingers when the engine of a truck he was fixing was turned on says he wants to give others the confidence to speak up about workplace safety. The 19-year-old and his foreman at an Auckland vehicle repairs business... Read more.

Operator charged for 2019 amusement ride crash - 20.5.21

NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin amusement ride operator over an incident that injured two people on a sideshow alley ride at the Freds Pass Show in 2019. The injured people were passengers on The Octopus Ride, supplied and operated by the defendant, when one of the tension arms... Read more.

Plastics manufacturer fined $75K for machine injury - 3.5.21

Icon Plastics has been convicted and fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of $70,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed by unguarded machinery at a Seaford factory in 2016. The plastics manufacturer was found guilty to one charge of failing to provide or maintain a safe system of... Read more.

Manufacturer and director fined a combined $60,000 - 6.4.21

A Campbellfield manufacturer and its director have been convicted and fined after a worker was injured in 2019. The company and director pleaded guilty in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 29th March 2021 to two charges, each failing to provide or maintain safe systems of work and failing to... Read more.